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    GlassWire Alternatives

    GlassWire is described as 'network security monitoring tool and analyzer that visualizes your network activity on an easy to use graph, alerts you of possible threats, manages your firewall, and more' and is a very popular Network Monitor in the network & admin category. There are more than 50 alternatives to GlassWire for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is simplewall, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GlassWire are Little Snitch, LuLu by Objective-See, Portmaster and BiniSoft Windows Firewall Control.

    GlassWire is mainly a Firewall but alternatives to it may also be Network Monitors or Website Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GlassWire.
    This page was last updated May 11, 2022
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    1. Simple tool to configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) which can configure network activity on your computer.
      simplewall vs GlassWire opinions
      Most users think simplewall is a great alternative to GlassWire.
      Shayan12500 It's Free and simple to work with.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      It is simple and efficient
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      Does not provide network data.
      Top negative comment  almost 3 years ago

      Deivedux I may not be exactly, or as good as GlassWire, but as a lightweight, free and open-source alternative it definitely provides a very decent and totally unbiased firewall, giving maximum protection to the end-user over which apps and services have access to the open internet.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      It's free, doesn't nag you, and gives you a similar level of control.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    2. A firewall protects your computer against unwanted guests from the Internet. But who protects your private data from being sent out? Little Snitch does!
      Little Snitch vs GlassWire opinions
      Most users think Little Snitch is a great alternative to GlassWire.
      Little Snitch doesn't provide detailed statistics on a longer time base but is more intended for real time. It is however a great application and I would call it a "reverse firewall".
      Negative comment over 2 years ago


    3. LuLu is the free, shared-source firewall for macOS. Its goal is simple; block any unknown outgoing connections, until approved by the user.
    4. Portmaster is a free and open-source application firewall that puts you back in charge over all your computer's network connections.
      Portmaster vs GlassWire opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's just like glasswire except for the fact that portmaster has more features than glasswire, and it is also for more advanced users.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      williamson It's Open Source and the internals are much better documented, no security tool is perfect but at least here if you're a professional you can see how to works to know what it is and is not capable of. However with GlassWire they just give generic help desk responses whenever you ask questions, either because they don't know or are just trying to cover it up for marketing.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

    5. Windows Firewall Control is a powerful tool that extends the functionality of the Windows Firewall and provides new extra features that make Windows Firewall better.

    6. Infrastructure-wide health monitoring & performance troubleshooting in one place. Collaborate in the same place as relevant data from your systems and applications, reducing mean time to acknowledge (MTTA), & mean time to resolution. (MTTR).
    7. TrafficMonitor is a network monitoring suspension window software in Windows. It can display the current network speed, CPU and memory usage. It also support the functions of display in the taskbar, change skin and historical traffic statistics.
    8. OpenSnitch is a GNU/Linux port of the Little Snitch application firewall.
      OpenSnitch vs GlassWire opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      application control for linux that's not iptables. perfect.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    9. NetLimiter is an ultimate Internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Windows. You can use NetLimiter to set download/upload transfer rate limits for applications or even single connection and monitor their Internet traffic.
      NetLimiter vs GlassWire opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Similar functions as monitor and simple firewall
      Positive comment almost 7 years ago

    10. BitMeter OS keeps track of how much you use your internet/network connection, and allows you to view this information in a variety of ways.


      Cannot install version 0.8.0 experimental or 0.7.6 stable on Monterey: "The package is incompatible with this version of macOS. The package is trying to install content to the system volume"

      BitMeter OS vs GlassWire opinions
      Almost everyone thinks BitMeter OS is a great alternative to GlassWire.
      This program just monitors my computers network usage. It was perfect for me since I don't need all the features in Glasswire
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      M_O_Z_G BitMeter OS is just a logger.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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